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Outer Banks Beach Wedding | Shelby & Greg | North Carolina Photographers When we received the email from Shelby stating that she and Greg were engaged and starting to plan their wedding, we were so ecstatic for them! We have known their family for over a decade and photographed her sister’s wedding in the fall […]

Weddings

Jul 16, 2019

Outer Banks Beach Wedding | Shelby & Greg | North Carolina Photographers

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Smithfield, Virginia Engagement Session at Windsor Castle Park | MiKaylah & Will When our original session date got cancelled due to rain, we knew that rescheduling their session to late June mean the weather would be considerably warmer. However, I don’t think any of us were prepared for the 95+ degree temperature of their early […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 7, 2019

Smithfield, Virginia Engagement | MiKaylah & Will | Windsor Castle Park

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Maisie & Ryan’s big day was a summer wedding dream! The weather was everything you pray for when planning a June wedding. Their Chesapeake, Virginia wedding ceremony was held at the church Maisie grew up in and the church that her dad has pastored at for many, many years. Watching the two of them exchange […]

Weddings

Jun 26, 2019

Chesapeake, Virginia Wedding | Maisie & Ryan | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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Virginia Military Engagement at Fort Monroe Base in Hampton, VA When I saw Heather’s name in our inbox, I literally jumped up and down with excitement! Heather and I worked together for years at our local CPC before I had Isaiah in November 2017 and I’d been keeping up with her online since leaving. I […]

Engagements / Couples

Jun 19, 2019

Fort Monroe Virginia Military Engagement | Heather & Cody | Hampton, VA

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When I spoke with Lexi about the idea of doing her Virginia branding session, I had no idea 1) how much planning there would be and 2) how much I would enjoy it. Being able to step into the every day life of the writer, blogger, speaker and childhood cancer survivor was a great honor […]

Portraits

Jun 12, 2019

Branding Session | Alexis Judy | Hampton Roads + Richmond Virginia Photographer

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Virginia Beach Couples Session | Sarah & Mike | Regent University / Founder’s Inn Having super cute couples in front of our camera will always be our favorite thing. We love wandering around, getting to know them, making them laugh and seeing them naturally interact together. Sarah & Mike were no exception and we had […]

Engagements / Couples

Jun 3, 2019

Virginia Beach Couples Session | Sarah & Mike | Regent University

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Old Dominion University Graduate 2019 | Halie This beautiful Old Dominion University graduate, Halie, had been following our work for awhile before we ever got her in front of our camera, but we were so excited when she asked us to capture her cap and gown photos! Halie graduated from ODU just two days after […]

Seniors

May 28, 2019

Old Dominion University Graduate 2019 | Halie

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Las Vegas Red Rock Canyon State Park Wedding | Nevada Wedding Photographer To be completely honest, we never thought we would be writing a blog with “Las Vegas wedding photographer” or “Red Rock Canyon wedding” in it. As two east coast photographers, we never thought our job would take us across the country to the […]

Weddings

May 4, 2019

Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding | Nevada Wedding Photographer

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Alpha Sigma Alpha CNU Spring Formal 2019 – Virginia Living Museum It’s always a fun time for us to take a step away from weddings and engagement sessions to photograph an event like a CNU spring formal. When Alpha Sigma Alpha reached out to us about photographing their spring formal this year, we said yes […]

Events

Apr 7, 2019

Alpha Sigma Alpha CNU Spring Formal 2019 | Virginia Living Museum

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  To first look or not to first look, that is the question. Every couple has to make this difficult decision before their wedding day, and we agree it’s not an easy one! While some people are set on doing a first look from the start, others take longer to decide. Many brides feel that […]

For Brides

Mar 27, 2019

For Brides: 8 Reasons To Do a First Look

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